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Do you still pay for a land line phone in this new age of technology?

  1. goody7 profile image74
    goody7posted 6 years ago

    Do you still pay for a land line phone in this new age of technology?

  2. xethonxq profile image67
    xethonxqposted 6 years ago

    Absolutely. My girlfriend and I both need one for work so her patients and my staff can get a hold of us.

  3. Blond Logic profile image96
    Blond Logicposted 6 years ago

    I live in Brazil and the cost to install a land line was horrendous. Here, if you aren't in a city, you are reliant on a cell phone. Most people have either one multi-chip phone or several phones. It is more economical to phone the same network and hence the reason they have multi-chip phones.

  4. relache profile image86
    relacheposted 6 years ago

    As I need a land line for my internet connection in my house, I just have that and don't have a cell phone.

  5. CWanamaker profile image97
    CWanamakerposted 6 years ago

    Nope. I cancelled mine long ago when I got my first cell phone.  At that point in time the only thing the land line was good for was telemarketers.

  6. Daffy Duck profile image60
    Daffy Duckposted 6 years ago

    No.   Why bother with an unnecessary expense?

  7. hoteltravel profile image70
    hoteltravelposted 6 years ago

    In my society, it is mandatory to have a land line connection, as it also has intercom connecting the residents with each other and security cabin. Otherwise, it is pretty useless.

  8. Jila777 profile image73
    Jila777posted 6 years ago

    Yes I do. I also use corded phones at home. A land line is more secure.

    It is so easy for people to spy on their neighbors who use cell phones and cordless phones. Anyone can buy a few pieces of technology in any Radio Shack type store and legally buy the equipment to snoop on cell phones and cordless phones.

    I used to work at a company where a lady came to work and regularly blabbed telling all her neighbor's business from listening in on their phone calls. When confronted about it she said it wasn't illegal and she didn't see anything wrong with it. Yeah, she was a real jerk.

  9. modgirlok profile image61
    modgirlokposted 6 years ago

    Not currently, but if I found a good deal I wouldn't be opposed to having one for local calls and emergencies.

  10. algarveview profile image89
    algarveviewposted 6 years ago

    I do, but just because it comes with the TV and internet package, I actually often forget it exists. The fact is in our country, because most internet and tv packages offer a land line with some minutes for free (at certain hours of the day), the land line is actually coming back a bit...

  11. jacqui2011 profile image82
    jacqui2011posted 6 years ago

    My landline is part of my package with broadband and television. I would be lost without my landline. I get free calls within the UK up to one hour per call, so it is very useful when speaking to my family in Scotland several times each week. I need my landline for my internet connection too. I use my cell phone for texting only.

  12. athena2011 profile image56
    athena2011posted 6 years ago

    I do, but I just recently changed over to Magic Jack Plus since it is so cheap now. So instead of paying $35 / month for my landline phone I paid $60 for the unit and the first year of service, then each year after that will be $30 / Year...yes that's per year, not per month and I cannot tell the difference in the call quality at all.

  13. skinsman82000 profile image85
    skinsman82000posted 6 years ago

    The only reason I see to ever keep a land line is if you're in an area where it's difficult to get good cell phone reception.  I used to think that land lines were much more reliable, but it seems to be pretty much the same now.

  14. TripleAMom profile image87
    TripleAMomposted 6 years ago

    I do still have a landline because I have to use a fax machine a lot for work and I work from home.  It is necessary particularly for long distance faxes.  We have talked in the past about eliminating the landline, but don't know how we would do it. 

    Also, we have three children and only one has a cell phone.  One is 5.  She is very familiar with how to use the landline phone (I know, I get messages all the time on my cell smile so it is helpful if the older two are babysitting and need to get me.  We have 3 phone units in the house for emergency "just in case" calls when adults are not home and the 15, 12, and 5 year olds are.

 
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